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The three largest ancestries in Koonawarra in 2016 were Australian, English and Scottish.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Koonawarra regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Koonawarra's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Koonawarra - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%Wollongong City %Number%Wollongong City %2011 to 2016
Australian
1,59144.034.71,40740.335.4+184
English
1,57343.535.71,44141.333.9+131
map this data in atlas.idScottish37210.39.72968.59.0+76
map this data in atlas.idIrish3409.410.92808.09.6+59
German
1373.83.71394.03.6-2
Italian
1063.06.01002.96.0+6
Dutch
631.71.7682.01.8-5
Maltese
461.31.0421.21.0+4
Macedonian
431.23.2310.93.4+12
Filipino
421.20.8341.00.6+8
Australian Aboriginal
421.20.4270.80.3+15
Spanish
411.20.8401.20.8+2
Welsh
280.80.9351.00.9-7
Serbian
270.81.2230.71.2+4
Greek
240.71.6220.61.6+3
Chilean
210.60.4351.00.4-14
Polish
210.60.8130.40.8+8
Vietnamese
200.60.6100.30.4+11
Portuguese
190.50.9170.50.9+1
New Zealander
180.50.7130.40.6+6
Croatian
180.50.9230.70.9-5
Inadequately Described
110.30.450.20.3+6
Maori
110.30.4110.30.40
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Koonawarra - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%Wollongong City %Number%Wollongong City %2011 to 2016
Not stated1484.15.32386.85.8-91

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Australian, Wollongong City: 34.7% English, Wollongong City: 35.7% Scottish, Wollongong City: 9.7% Irish, Wollongong City: 10.9% German, Wollongong City: 3.7% Italian, Wollongong City: 6.0% Dutch, Wollongong City: 1.7% Maltese, Wollongong City: 1.0% Macedonian, Wollongong City: 3.2% Filipino, Wollongong City: 0.8% Australian, Koonawarra: 44.0% English, Koonawarra: 43.5% Scottish, Koonawarra: 10.3% Irish, Koonawarra: 9.4% German, Koonawarra: 3.8% Italian, Koonawarra: 3.0% Dutch, Koonawarra: 1.7% Maltese, Koonawarra: 1.3% Macedonian, Koonawarra: 1.2% Filipino, Koonawarra: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Australian, Koonawarra: +184 English, Koonawarra: +131 Scottish, Koonawarra: +76 Irish, Koonawarra: +59 German, Koonawarra: -2 Italian, Koonawarra: +6 Dutch, Koonawarra: -5 Maltese, Koonawarra: +4 Macedonian, Koonawarra: +12 Filipino, Koonawarra: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Koonawarra in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Australian (1,591 people or 44.0%)
  • English (1,573 people or 43.5%)
  • Scottish (372 people or 10.3%)
  • Irish (340 people or 9.4%)
  • German (137 people or 3.8%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 4,013 responses in total, or 110.97% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Koonawarra and Wollongong City were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Australian ancestry (44.0% compared to 34.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people with English ancestry (43.5% compared to 35.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Italian ancestry (3.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Macedonian ancestry (1.2% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Australian (+184 persons)
  • English (+131 persons)
  • Scottish (+76 persons)
  • Irish (+59 persons)

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